NotchyoursParticipantJanuary 5, 2022 at 2:06 pmPost count: 144
Going to just drive the Ram to Havasu. Hang out there, then drive to La Paz. I’d rather get the bus back together for Shasta. Then I have a reason to come back from Mexico.FranzModeratorJanuary 5, 2022 at 9:36 pmPost count: 4587
Have you talked with Donna? I’m not sure if she still wants to take the beetle to Mexico.
Pat and I are working on this 73 beetle today. Fixing all kinds of electrical, defrost, stereo, hood release cable, and blasted/painted wheels.NotchyoursParticipantJanuary 6, 2022 at 7:52 amPost count: 144
I haven’t talked to Donna again. Would have to have title, registration, and Mexican insurance to tow it down to her. That will give me reason to go back down again.John JonesModeratorJanuary 6, 2022 at 9:32 amPost count: 8827
all this talk about Mexico…. 😎 I need to go back!Pat KModeratorJanuary 6, 2022 at 12:33 pmPost count: 2303
Working on Donnas 73 SB the last couple days. Tidying up the loose ends.
Driver door hinge repairs today. One down.
We will build it if it comes.FranzModeratorJanuary 7, 2022 at 9:52 amPost count: 4587
I think someone was backing up with the door open and ripped it off on something. Because the door hinge rivets we’re all busted loose too.
What a mess. Paint touch up today.
The lower hinge pin was in three pieces, just barely hanging on. I couldn’t get it to press out…and drilling is not an option because the pin is hardened. So, I cut an ear off and heated the center portion to red hot to knock the broken piece out. Pat dug out a new hinge half and prepped it for me.John JonesModeratorJanuary 8, 2022 at 6:14 amPost count: 8827
Looks like a real PITA!
Thanks a TON for pushing my bus in last night! You guys rock! 😎 😎 😎John JonesModeratorJanuary 12, 2022 at 7:27 amPost count: 8827
The guys were giving that Super Beetle the LOVE yesterday!!! Paint looks almost new…John JonesModeratorJanuary 13, 2022 at 7:31 amPost count: 8827
Looks like the super beetle is dialed, buffed, and ready to deliver!!!
Hey Thursday again!!! Thursday club dues due!!!FranzModeratorJanuary 13, 2022 at 8:45 amPost count: 4587
Yep she shined-up nicely. Plus the repainted wheels give the car a whole new look/feel.
Pretty much ready to go. Needs fueled-up and driven around the block a few times. …and a new horn button should be here today.👏FranzModeratorJanuary 15, 2022 at 10:50 amPost count: 4587
She’s pretty much finished. Still a couple small electrical issues to work out…the fuel gauge seems to read low, And the passenger rear running light popped a fuse when I slammed the door ??? I’ll fix this stuff Monday morning, and then it’s ready for delivery to Donna.
I spent yesterday doing a rear brake job and fixing the headlight circuit/switch. It’s like everything I touch has 5 different problems…This car was a true can of worms….I think we got them all worked out.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.